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heaters are designed to stop ice from forming on the top of your
pond. The most efficient way to use a pond heater is to place a mesh
cover (pond netting) on your pond as the winter months approach. Then
when it starts to get colder and ice begins to form, remove the pond
netting and place the pond heater in your pond. Don’t forget to
turn off your pump in the winter! If you don’t, it will significantly
influence the effectiveness of your pond heater.
When deciding on the right pond heater for your pond, you have a few
choices. There are submerged ones and floating ones. You must also choose
from an electric one or a natural gas one. A submerged pond heater heats
a larger area than a floating pond heater. A submerged pond heater is
placed under the water. A floating pond heater is placed on top of the
ice. It uses less energy and melts a hole in the surface of the ice.
Don’t forget that there are additional things you can do to ensure
that your pond and the fish in it survive the cold winter months. Covering
your pond with plywood will help keep the heat in. Make sure to leave
a small portion uncovered to allow the gases from the pond heater to
escape. Also, your fish’s diet should change as the temperature
changes. It is recommended to switch to low-protein fish food as the
temperature gets colder. When it gets below 60 degrees Fahrenheit, you
should feed your fish wheat germ based food. If it gets below 50 degrees
Fahrenheit you can stop feeding your fish.